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Last November, two weeks after the Biden administration held the second International Counter Ransomware Summit, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published a joint cybersecurity advisory warning... Read more...
There is never a bad time for a bargain and a little retail therapy may be just the ticket to brighten your day. We've put together what we think are fantastic deals on some of our favorite tech products that anyone can enjoy! Everyone needs motivation now and again, and often that motivation comes in the form of... Read more...
Understandably, AMD is really keen to sell through the remaining stock of its previous-generation RNDA 2-based graphics cards. To that end, the company has put up a blog post with a bunch of price-versus-performance data that carefully outlines why its Radeon RX 6000 series cards offer the best value. That's including... Read more...
Seagate has just released its Q2 2023 financials, and it shared a selection of slides about its storage technology plans among the materials published for investors. In particular, we were interested to note that the iconic storage firm is still busy developing its hard disk drive (HDD) technologies and a new roadmap... Read more...
Corning announced that Samsung's next generation of smartphones, assumed to be the Galaxy S23 family, will be the first to use Gorilla Glass Victus 2. The glass company says the latest generation of Gorilla glass uses a new composition that delivers improved drop performance on rough surfaces such as concrete, while... Read more...
Sure, your phone plays music, but does it play music well? Those with audiophile leanings might want to take note of Sony's latest portable music players, the Walkman NW-ZX707 (above) and NW-A306. The product naming is pretty nebulous, and the feature sets are maybe a bit esoteric. They have FTCAP3 high-polymer... Read more...
Intel is coming off a brutal quarter in which it posted one of its biggest losses ever for a three-month period, but it wasn't all a big slice of ham and pineapple pizza (or put another way, it wasn't all a big slice of awful). During its earnings presentation, Intel confirmed that its next-generation Meteor Lake CPU... Read more...
NASA's James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) captured footage of a ringed asteroid more than 2 billion miles away using a new technique, known as occultation. Chariklo is 160 miles (250 kilometers) in diameter and its rings orbit at a distance of around 250 miles (400 kilometers) from the center of the icy rock's... Read more...
It was right around two years ago when Pat Gelsinger took the reins as Chief Executive Officer of Intel, replacing Bob Swan and returning to a company he first joined at just 18 years old before moving on 30 years later. During the past two years, he's made big and bold promises as he attempts to right the ship. There... Read more...
Yesterday, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), the National Security Agency (NSA), and the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC) published a joint cybersecurity advisory warning network defenders about phishing attacks that leverage remote monitoring and management... Read more...
HPC and hyperscale guys are excited for Intel's Xeon Max processors with onboard HBM, but Sapphire Rapids comprises an entire line of processors spanning the whole range of Xeons. One of those chips has just shown up in the Geekbench database, spotted by the watchful eye of the Benchleaks bot. The processor in... Read more...
Square-Enix's Forspoken is out now, meaning that you can actually test DirectStorage in a real game. Forspoken even includes a built-in benchmark that not only shows framerates but also tracks load times. As you'd expect, faster SSDs mean faster load times, but they have another curious effect too: lower frame... Read more...
The Nintendo 64’s iconic James Bond FPS adventure, GoldenEye 007, is due to be released on modern platforms tomorrow with support for modern standards such as widescreen 16:9 and 4K Ultra HD depending on platform. From Friday, January 27, the remastered title will become available worldwide on Nintendo Switch plus... Read more...
In our latest episode of 2.5 Geeks, we cover Intel and AMD's beefiest, baddest processors that were announced this month for desktop PCs and the data center, including Sapphire Rapids, AMD EYPC Genoa, and the Core i9-13900KS. We also discuss the best we saw at CES 2023... Show Notes: 00:00 Countdown Begins 05:00... Read more...
Owners of Google's Pixel 6 and 7 smartphones are saying that there is a major problem with the January Play system update. According to some Pixel owners on Reddit, the latest update is not actually doing anything. Google has had something of a rough patch with its Pixel flagship smartphones as of late. The Pixel 6... Read more...
The "not like Left 4 Dead" undead fighting thriller Redfall, by Arkane Austin and Bethesda Softworks, has a new trailer we are very excited about. We now know when we'll get to visit the fictional island village of Redfall, Massachussettes, as well as a whole slew of gameplay details. During the extensive... Read more...
MAINGEAR MG-1 Gaming Desktop: Starting At $1499 The Maingear MG-1 is the fastest pre-built gaming PC we've ever tested. It also makes for a solid workstation, and it's not hard to look at, either. Excellent Performance Massive Room For Expansion Attractive And Customizable Impressive Build Quality High-Quality... Read more...
NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter captured an image of the Red Planet's surface that resembles that of a bear's face. The image was taken with the High Resolution Imaging Experiment (HiRISE) camera onboard the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. Since arriving in Mars' orbit in 2006, the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has... Read more...
The scales of justice are not yet ready to be weighed and measured by robot lawyers powered by artificial intelligence. Or at least human lawyers are not ready to welcome AI into the fold. Under the threat of jail time, Joshua Browder, founder and CEO of DoNotPay, has decided not to let the "world's first robot... Read more...
The OnePlus 11 5G is being officially announced on February 7 at its Cloud 11 event, but we wanted to share some early sneak pics of the highly-anticipated phone and its companion Buds Pro 2 on our test bench.  We'll be dropping the full review of this green OnePlus 11 and Buds Pro 2 in the coming days, so stay... Read more...
For the second time in around two months, Apple has gone and altered the trade-in values for many of its mobile products, including another round of disappointing devaluations for its iPhone lineup. While not all iPhone models are affected, many of them are, and that includes the previous generation flagship iPhone 13... Read more...
When Intel announced the lineup for its Arc "Alchemist" graphics cards, there were three tiers, just like its CPUs. We've seen Arc A300 GPUs, and we've seen Arc A700 GPUs, but so far, the A500 series is missing in action. Well now, a new benchmark leak may contain exactly that; with 16 Xe Cores, it lands directly... Read more...
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